Star Trek: Time for Yesterday

{4.5/5} “He was linked with an awareness that made all of Vejur’s knowledge and logic seem infantile. And yet that awareness, while it was fundamentally artificial in nature, was not passionless. The Guardian loved, it hungered, it was lonely — all on a level that made Spock feel that, by comparison, he had always been the happiest of beings.”

Star Trek: Time for Yesterday by A. C. Crispin, published in 1988

Waves of time displacement are causing stars to die much sooner than usual — by billions of years. Starfleet Command has discovered that the waves are coming from the Guardian of Forever, so they send Kirk, Spock, and McCoy to investigate. No one knows what the Guardian is doing but they suspect someone may be able to mind meld with it — the only person who’s done that is Spock’s son, Zar.

This is the sequel to Yesterday’s Son. It takes place between the 1st and 2nd movies, and relates to them in terms of where Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are in their lives.

In addition to the Big Three and the special guest star, Uhura has a nice role in the story.

Zar was a great character so it’s nice to spend more time with him. This time we get to see him on Sarpeidon for part of the time.

It’s a terrific story with a satisfying ending.

This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

I’ve read 11 of Crispin’s books.

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